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SYE Week Review (April 21, 2017)

April 24, 2017

EFCC, Legal Fireworks and the Media Trails: Issues & Matters Arising -Ishola Adebayo

April 21, 2017

As a result of the incessant rise in the rate of corruption In Nigeria, the Obasanjo administration established a special anti-graft agency that will see to the total reduction or eradication of ...

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SYE Week Review (April 14, 2017)

April 17, 2017

CHIBOK AND THE MIRROR IN OUR FACES: SOME REFLECTIONS ON GENDER IN OUR SOCIETY. -Muhammadu Sanusi

April 14, 2017

CHIBOK AND THE MIRROR IN OUR FACES: SOME REFLECTIONS ON GENDER IN OUR SOCIETY BY HIS HIGHNESS MUHAMMAD SANUSI II, CON SARKIN KANO [Being Text of Speech given at the 1st Chibok ...

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Dogara, El-Rufai and the #OpenNass Campaign By Ishola Adebayo –Shine Your Eye

April 14, 2017

One of the reasons why Abdulmumin Jibrin was suspended is not far from the fact that he “whistleblowed” the excessiveness of House of Representatives where he was an active member. For a ...

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SYE Week Review (April 7, 2017)

April 10, 2017

National Assembly & Ali Ndume’s Removal: Implication on Nigeria’s Nascent Democracy –Ishola Adebayo

April 7, 2017

Just like we highlighted last week, the drama continued. As ever, our hallowed chamber is the scene of attention with different gladiators politically arm-wrestling each other. For a long time it seems ...

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What does Nigeria's Amended Electoral Act Mean?

April 5, 2017

Nigeria’s Senate on March 30, passed the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017. The amendments are the most ambitious and wide ranging attempt at further enhancing the provenance of electoral ...

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SYE Week Review (March 31, 2017)

April 3, 2017

Dino Melaye’s Certificate Scandal: Issues and Matters Arising! -Ishola Adebayo

March 31, 2017

Nigeria is gradually becoming a theatre, not of dreams, but that in which plays and drama become the order of the day. In recent times, the media is often portraying one scandal ...

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SYE Week Review (March 24, 2017)

March 27, 2017

NASS, EFCC, Magu’s Confirmation: Issues and Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

March 24, 2017

The separation of power, as postulated by Baron de Montesquieu, has totally explained the role of each arms of government. Once these roles are performed, the essence of government comes into place. ...

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SYE Week Review (March 17, 2017)

March 20, 2017

Welcome back, Mr. President! –Ishola Adebayo

March 16, 2017

The story is almost the same; On 23rd November 2009, Former President Yar'Adua left Nigeria for medical attention abroad, his state of health was unclear, but there were further speculation that he ...

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SYE Week Review (March 10, 2017)

March 13, 2017

Auditor-General, National Assembly and the N2bn Fraud: Why We Must #OpenNASS -Ishola Adebayo

March 9, 2017

The present administration came on board with the outlook of reducing corrupt practices to the barest minimum, if not totally. “Change begins with me” became the slogan the government adopted. The “Change” ...

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SYE Week Review (March 3, 2017)

March 6, 2017

The Acting Vice-President of Nigeria; Issues and Matters Arising.

March 3, 2017

Amongst all things, one good thing we need to appreciate about Nigeria is the observation of constitutionalism, which is the strict adherence to the provisions of the constitution. For close to 3 ...

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The CBN, Forex Challenges: Issues & Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Feb. 24, 2017

Just like Garri, the rate at which the dollar appreciates over our naira especially in the world market, makes it so alarming for every parties involved. Even in a local marketplace, it ...

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SYE Week Review (February 17, 2017)

Feb. 20, 2017

#Budget2017: For Aso Rock or Nigerians? –Ishola Adebayo

Feb. 17, 2017

The essence of a budget is very important especially if it is addressing what should be addressed, which is ultimately serving the government’s purpose of aligning the interest of the common man ...

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SYE Week Review (February 10, 2017)

Feb. 13, 2017

The 'One Voice Nigeria' Protest: Issues & Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Feb. 10, 2017

The video of a man, who has four kids to take care of in Lagos, went viral after he uttered a statement in an interview. He actually promised to “carry gun” once ...

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SYE Week Review (February 3, 2017)

Feb. 6, 2017

Ex-Governors, Pension Payments and Other Entitlements: Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Feb. 3, 2017

We need to be frank with ourselves, there is plenty in Nigeria. I mean, in terms of resources be it human or material. But then, we are experiencing difficulty in the economy ...

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SYE Week Review (January 27, 2017)

Jan. 30, 2017

Bombing of the Rann IDP Camp: Issues & Matters Arising! – Ishola Adebayo

Jan. 26, 2017

It is even logical to a visually impaired person that a 10 year old can’t handle the steering of a car. In actual fact, 10 year olds are given toy cars or ...

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SYE Week Review (January 20, 2017)

Jan. 24, 2017

The Gruesome Killings in Southern Kaduna: Issues & Matters Arising! – Ishola Adebayo

Jan. 20, 2017

Taking a look at the gruesome pictures of people who were murdered in an inhumane manner, a sense of grief and total pity for fellow human beings will becloud one’s emotion. Such ...

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SYE Week Review (January 13, 2017)

Jan. 16, 2017

Ali Ndume’s Removal: Party politics or Political game? –Ishola Adebayo

Jan. 13, 2017

Controversies continue to trail the removal of Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South) as the senate leader upon the resumption of the Nigerian Senate from recess for the New Year holiday. “I don’t ...

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The rising demand for #OpenNASS: Citizens Roles and Responsibility! – Ishola Adebayo

Dec. 23, 2016

The demand by active citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the National Assembly to open up its budget to a level that provides full details and also to ensure that ...

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Magu’s Non Confirmation: Poli-tricks by the Nigerian Senate! – Ishola Adebayo

Dec. 16, 2016

The refusal to confirm Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was a rancorous power-play involving the Nigerian Senate, the State Security Service and the Presidency. At ...

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SYE Week Review (December 9, 2016)

Dec. 13, 2016

#RiversRerun Elections: Issues & Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Dec. 8, 2016

The people of Rivers state will on Saturday, December 11, vote those who will occupy the state and National Assembly seats that were declared vacant by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). ...

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SYE Week Review (December 2, 2016)

Dec. 5, 2016

SYE Week Review (November 25, 2016)

Nov. 28, 2016

The Road to #OndoDecides 2016: Issues, Facts and Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Nov. 25, 2016

History plays a role and shapes our future. Today, I share with you critical issues, facts and matters arising as the people of Ondo State prepare to exercise their franchise in electing ...

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SYE Week Review (November 18, 2016)

Nov. 21, 2016

House of Reps and the Purchase of Exotic Cars: Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Nov. 18, 2016

Amid the hard-biting economic downturn in the country, the National Assembly has paid a whopping N3.6billion for 360 exotic cars which the House of Representatives has taken delivery of no fewer than ...

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SYE Week Review (November 11, 2016)

Nov. 14, 2016

Warning of Imminent Plane Crashes by #OurNASS: Matters Arising! -Ishola Adebayo

Nov. 11, 2016

The Senate penultimate week sent a shock wave down the spines of Nigerians and aviation industry, as it declared that multiple air crashes are imminent. It was like saying the turbulent aviation ...

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SYE Week Review (November 4, 2016)

Nov. 7, 2016

NASS Amendment of CCB/CCT Act: Matters Arising! -Ishola Adebayo

Nov. 4, 2016

The Senate last week Thursday amended the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act (CCB/CCT Act) respectively, which is to effectively transfer the President’s regulatory power over the bureau and tribunal to ...

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SYE Week Review (October 28, 2016)

Oct. 31, 2016

Nominees’ Rejection of President Buhari's Ambassadorial Position: Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Oct. 27, 2016

The ambassadorial nominee from Kastina state, Usman Bugaje, has turned down his appointment nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari. Dr Bugaje, an academic, rights campaigner, former member House of Representatives was also one ...

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SYE Week Review (October 21, 2016)

Oct. 24, 2016

Aisha Buhari and the Presidency: Matters Arising -Ishola Adebayo

Oct. 21, 2016

Mrs. Aisha Buhari, wife of the President and First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, can’t be confined to “the Kitchen, the living room or the other room”, whatever her husband, ...

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SYE Week Review (October 14, 2016)

Oct. 17, 2016

Call for the Sale of National Assets: In whose Interest? -Ishola Adebayo

Oct. 14, 2016

The recent call by Aliko Dangote for the sale of the national shareholdings in the NLNG and the suggestions by the senate president that the shares, along with other sovereign assets in ...

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SYE Week Review (October 7, 2016)

Oct. 10, 2016

Office of The Citizen on SWEET FM!

Oct. 6, 2016

On Tuesday, 4th October, 2016; Enough Is Enough Nigeria (EiE) with other partner organizations started the #Office of the Citizen radio programme that had been in the making over sometime in Abeokuta, ...

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Nigeria @ 56: Hope in the Horizon –Ishola Adebayo

Sept. 30, 2016

Fifty six years in the life of a nation is, indeed, a milestone worth celebrating. Within this period, the country, Nigeria, and her people passed through many phases of ups and downs ...

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SYE Week Review (September 23, 2016)

Sept. 26, 2016

The Quest for Part Time Legislature: It’s Implication on Governance in Nigeria –Ishola Adebayo

Sept. 21, 2016

When the talk about part time legislature is been debated, people’s minds go to allowances, salaries and other benefits. But that is not really the issue. The issue is the overhead cost. ...

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SYE Week Review (September 16, 2016)

Sept. 19, 2016

Edo Governorship Election postponed: Implications for the polity!!! –Ishola Adebayo

Sept. 15, 2016

The decision to postpone the Edo State governorship election slated for last week is a clear indication that the police lack the desirable capacity in policing this country. The controversy generated is ...

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SYE Week Review (September 9, 2016)

Sept. 12, 2016

The Road to #EdoDecides 2016: Issues, Facts and Matters Arising! –Ishola Adebayo

Sept. 7, 2016

History plays a role and shapes our future. Today, I share with you critical issues, facts and matters arising as the people of Edo State prepare to exercise their franchise in electing ...

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Economic recession in Nigeria: Matters Arising! -Ishola Adebayo

Sept. 1, 2016

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) confirmed what we all suspected: Nigeria is in recession. The economy contracted by 2% in the second quarter, and unemployment is also on the ...

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National Assembly and the Burden of Debt: Matters Arising! - Ishola Adebayo

Aug. 26, 2016

The National Assembly management has said they are groaning over the harsh economic situation and weighed down by unbearable debt profile which has subjected them to serious suffering and almost pitched them ...

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SYE Week Review (August 19, 2016)

Aug. 22, 2016

Nigerians and the Call for Regional Integration and Restructuring: Matters Arising!!! – Ishola Adebayo

Aug. 22, 2016

Certainly, Nigeria’s problems did not start with the adoption of the Presidential System of Government. And neither has the Presidential System of Government solved our problems. In retrospect the Presidential System of ...

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SYE Week Review (August 12, 2016)

Aug. 15, 2016

#PaddingMatters – Top Quotes

Aug. 12, 2016

Dogara (August 6, 2016): I studied law; I have been a legislator… I have never heard the word 'padding' being an offence under any law I am not Chairman of Ethics of ...

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Olympics: Who brought us here as a Nation? - Ishola Adebayo

Aug. 12, 2016

In 1952, the Nigerian team made their first appearance and since then, Nigerian athletes have always participated in every tournaments of the summer Olympic games except for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games ...

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SYE Week Review (August 5, 2016)

Aug. 8, 2016

Imo State Back to Land for Agriculture Policy, Matters Arising!!! – Ishola Adebayo

Aug. 5, 2016

The decline in the nation's economy has forced governments to look inwards and explore areas they have great strength and limitless advantage. This may be the reason why Governor Rochas Okorocha gave ...

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APC wins Imo north senatorial rerun

Aug. 1, 2016

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ben Uwajumogu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) winner of Imo North Senatorial District rerun election held on July 28. Mr. Uwajumogu scored 56,076 ...

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Budget Padding, Speaker Dogara and the sack of House Appropriations Committee Chairman

July 28, 2016

There seems to be no end to the controversy surrounding the recent sack of Chairman of Appropriation Committee in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdul Mumuni Jibrin. This is because he has ...

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SYE Week Review (July 22, 2016)

July 25, 2016

NJC, Governor Aregbesola and the sack of Osun Judge – Ishola Adebayo

July 21, 2016

For daring to write a petition to the Osun state House of Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings of Governor Rauf Aregbesola and his deputy, Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori for allegedly mismanaging the state’s ...

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SYE Week Review (July 15, 2016)

July 18, 2016

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Call for State Policing: A Hope for New Nigeria – Ishola Adebayo

July 15, 2016

Against the backdrop of Nigeria’s huge security challenge, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday gave his support for the introduction of state police. The vice president spoke through his Senior Special Assistant ...

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Markafi-led faction picks John Yakubu as Ize-Iyamu's Running Mate #OppositionParty #EdoDecides

July 7, 2016

Ahead of the September 10, 2016 governorship election in Edo State, the Markafi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faction has picked a former local government chairman (Esan North East), Hon. John Yakubu, as ...

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Federal High Court, Ikpeazu and Tax Evasion: Matters Arising! – Ishola Adebayo

June 29, 2016

Barely three months after the Supreme Court affirmed his election as Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has been kicked out by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday. The Court ...

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SYE Week Review (June 24, 2016)

June 27, 2016

FG's Second Bail-Out for States: The Pros and Cons!!! - Ishola Adebayo

June 23, 2016

At the assumption of this President Buhari-led federal government on 29 May 2015, 23 states were in arrears of salary payment of between two and 13 months, with Benue, Kogi, Osun and ...

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8th NASS after 1 year - Top Ten Controversies & Stats - O.S.A. Aluko

June 17, 2016

Principal Positions, Juicy Committees & Exotic Cars: The Senate and House of Reps were rocked with controversy as regard filling leadership positions – Senate Presidency, House Speakership, their deputies and principal officers. ...

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Undetailed Budget of the National Assembly: Nigerians wait on!!! - Ishola Adebayo

June 15, 2016

Despite repeated assurances by the leadership of the National Assembly that it would ensure transparency in the management of the Assembly, the details of the 2016 budget of the federal legislature in ...

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Senate Receives List of Ambassadorial Nominees

June 10, 2016

Ambassadors are direct representatives of a nation's president in another country. In Nigeria, the power to appoint or to remove ambassadors is vested in the President. However, any such appointment shall not ...

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Blasphemy Killing in Kano State and the Sharia Law: Matters Arising! - Ishola Adebayo

June 8, 2016

After Nigeria's return to civil rule in 1999, Muslim majority states in the north imposed Sharia law. The process was marked by bloody clashes between Muslims and Christians in states with significant ...

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SYE Week Review (3rd June, 2016)

June 6, 2016

Senator Buruji Withdraws Suit against ‘Young Man’

June 3, 2016

Beyond doubt, Senator Buruji Kashamu Senator Buruji Kashamu appeared at the Magistsrate Court in Isabo, Abeokuta. Based on rumors, over 100 awaiting citizens flooded the court premises, not for interest in the ...

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Lagos East Town Hall Meeting – Domestic Violence Sensitization

June 2, 2016

A drizzle greeted constituents as they poured in to Mercy Hall on CMD Road, Magodo. From the gate, police men give directions to a 50m by 30m hall. Right inside, two things ...

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Finally! House Reps #OpenNASS with E-voting system - Ishola Adebayo

June 1, 2016

Media reports last week confirm that Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has introduced electronic voting system for use in all legislative proceedings in the lower chamber of the ...

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SYE Week Review (May 6, 2016)

May 9, 2016

Ondo LG Election is Tomorrow!

April 22, 2016

After 7 years of running the Ondo State Government, the Governor Mimiko-led administration will conduct its first election for aspiring local government chairmen. The exercise billed for April 23 (tomorrow) happens to ...

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Senator Buruji Kashamu vs Asaye: The Legal Tussle Continues...

April 21, 2016

The Magistrate Court in Isabo, Abeokuta on Wednesday, 13th April, 2016 at 11:05am commenced hearing on the arraigned "social media activist" named Deji Babington-Asaye for calling Buruji Kashamu, the Senator representing Ogun ...

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SYE Week Review (April 11, 2016)

April 18, 2016

Amendment Process of CCB and Tribunal Act – 10 Action Points (2nd Reading)

April 15, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016. Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu presides over plenary. A Bill for an Act to amend the CCB Act CAP C15 LFN 2004 and for other related matters, 2016 ...

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FCT Finally Decided

April 14, 2016

The 2016 FCT Local Council elections finally came to conclusion following rerun polls on Wednesday (April 13, 2016). In the rerun, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) broke the northern nigeria jinx, ...

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FCT Area Council Polls - 2 Done, 4 to go!

April 12, 2016

The FCT Area Council poll was logically expected in some quarters to entail a low turnout of voters. The reason was because just about 55% of 1 million registered voters picked up ...

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#LagosWestTHM: Was Senator Yayi Really Engaged? – O.S.A. Aluko

March 18, 2016

March 17, 2016. At 10:50am, Blue Roof Event Centre was filled with the echo “APC! APC! APC”! Right about the same time, Senator Adeola (AKA Yayi), 50 minutes late, was squeezed in ...

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2015 Gender and Equal Opportunity (GEO) Bill – Matters Arising

March 16, 2016

View/Download the 2015 GEO Bill The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, 15th of March, 2016 voted against the Gender and Equal Opportunity (GEO) Bill. The bill could not pass the second reading after ...

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Senator Tinubu Meets With Constituents

March 15, 2016

Nigerian citizens in their various constituencies always wonder where the opinions and ideas their legislators’ present in the National Assembly originate from when they barely hold meetings with their constituents to discuss ...

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OpenNASS: Dogara Seeks British Support for establishment of NASS TV

March 9, 2016

Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has solicited the support of the British parliament in establishing Radio and Television stations for the National Assembly. Dogara noted that the establishment of the ...

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#OurNASS: In Need of a Job Description? - Jude Feranmi

March 4, 2016

Shall we start with a lesson in Democracy 101? It was in Athens in Greece that what we now regard as Democracy first took shape. Truth however is African philosophy records elements ...

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24 Hours to 22 ELECTIONS in 8 States

Feb. 19, 2016

Following declaration of results for the general elections in 2015, many aggrieved candidates sought to change the outcome of the political tussle that was displayed across Nigeria. Following series of tribunal sittings, ...

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Kogi Central, East rerun polls: Matters Arising! - Ishola Monsur

Feb. 17, 2016

Barring any last minute change, the re-scheduled senatorial elec¬tions in the East and Central sen¬atorial districts of Kogi State will hold this week Saturday, February 20th. The senators representing Kogi Central and ...

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Senate President Saraki & CCT (Timeline)

Feb. 16, 2016

May 2003 - May 2011 - Dr. Olubukola Abubakar Saraki as Governor of Kwara State, as required by law, filed and submitted four asset declaration forms and submitted same to the Code ...

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Federal Ministries & Overseeing NASS Committees

Feb. 15, 2016

24 Federal Ministries, 66 Senate Committees and 96 House of Reps Committees Finance Ministry has highest number of overseeing committees in the Federal House of Reps; while Science & Technology, Solid Minerals ...

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Opinion: Interrogating the 2016 Budget – Gbenga Adesina

Jan. 27, 2016

Our persuasion is that budget offers us an un-gilded window into the soul of a government as expressed in its fiscal priorities. Is a government pro-people? Does this government wake up thinking ...

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Week Review January 15, 2016

Jan. 18, 2016

Nigeria's 2016 Budget of Change Missing!

Jan. 15, 2016

President Buhari's 2016 “Budget of Change” went missing due to political reasons, a news report has stated. Several thousand of hard and soft copies of the important document allegedly disappeared from the ...

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Senate’s 3-bills in 7 months: Matters Arising!

Jan. 12, 2016

Seven months into the life of the 8th Senate, the senators have so far considered 125 bills and 48 motions on issues relating to various aspects in the country. Out of the ...

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Finally, #BayelsaDecides Now Conclusive!

Jan. 11, 2016

Governor Seriakae Dickson was on January 9th returned as the winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election. This followed the declaration of the results of the supplementary elections conducted in Southern Ijaw ...

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As Bayelsa Supplementary Guber Poll Holds Tomorrow (January 9)

Jan. 8, 2016

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will tomorrow, Saturday (January 9), conduct supplementary elections in Southern Ijaw LGA and some polling units in three other LGAs (Nembe, Ogbia and Brass) where elections ...

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Grappling With the Aftermath of Ekiti, Zamfara & Postponed Sokoto Council Polls – Ishola Monsur

Jan. 6, 2016

The aftermath of the Ekiti State Local Government election held in 16 councils of the state, where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner of all the seats, was quite predictable, ...

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Ekiti Local Government Election!

Dec. 17, 2015

There will be equity. We are going to be fair to all parties as we are going to give them level playing ground. We will not be biased -- Justice Kayode Bamisile ...

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Kogi & Bayelsa Guber Polls: Matters Arising – Ishola Monsur

Dec. 8, 2015

Another set of elections have come and gone. The same problems and symptoms have emerged. It is unnerving that at this stage in our development, we still cannot get our elections right. ...

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Taraba In Comprehension - O.S.A. Aluko

Dec. 2, 2015

Since the 4th republic began in 1999, Taraba North had produced Rev. Jolly Nyame as governor (8 years), Taraba Central produced Danbaba Suntai who was to end his 8 years tenure in ...

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New INEC Chairman!

Oct. 21, 2015

President Buhari nominates Prof. Mahmud Yakubu as INEC Chairman. New INEC Commissioners have also been nominated in line with the Constitution - Amina Zakari (North West), Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine (North Central), Baba Arfo ...

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Ministerial Screening Continues

Oct. 20, 2015

It's another plenary day! All eyes are on the Senate, as the ministerial Screening is to continue today. As a build up to the process, the National Prayer, a much needed exercise, ...

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Oct. 19, 2015

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Oct. 9, 2015

Nigeria: Federal Ministers (2015)

Oct. 9, 2015

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Oct. 2, 2015

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